Dubai extends freeze on government fees

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The freeze on Dubai government fees has been extended till early 2023.

The extension has been ordered by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

Apart from the extension of the freeze, no new fees will be imposed, except in the case of the introduction of new vital services.

The freeze on government fees was first announced in March 2018 for a period of three years.

The move is aimed at boosting social stability, economic competitiveness and the confidence of entrepreneurs and investors in the emirate.

It also seeks to strengthen Dubai’s ability to adapt to changing market realities and boost sustainable development.

The latest announcement also complements the five economic stimulus packages (worth AED 7.1 billion) launched by the Dubai Government since March 2020 with the aim of helping businesses tide over the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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